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Survey of English Place-Names

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Slakes

Field in the Parish of Bampton

Historical Forms

  • 1839 TA
  • le Slackys c.1316 PR
  • le Slakes 1429 Lowth

Etymology

Slakes(le Slackys c. 1316,le Slakes 1429, v. slakki'hollow', slake is an old NCy form, cf. NED s.v.,cf. Slakes ii, 123 supra)

Places in the same Parish